Best BYOB Restaurants

Wine-shop owners divulge their fav BYOB spots.



Wine-Shop OwnerFavorite BYOB RestaurantPreferred Bottle to Bring Corkage Fee
Tony Russo of
Aries Fine
Wines & Spirits

White Plains (914) 946-3382
Shiraz Persian Restaurant
83 E Main St, Elmsford (914) 345-6111
Hope Shiraz ($14.99)
“The peppery qualities of this high-quality red match well with the spice of the delicious couscous and lamb dishes.”
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Dodd Farber of
Dodd’s Liquor City
Millwood (914) 762-5511
Buon Gusto Restaurant
50 S Buckhout St, Irvington
(914) 478-0611
Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon ($34.99), a full-bodied, dry red wine complemented by the veal chop, or Morgan Chardonnay 2007($19.99), a dry white wine, paired with baked clams and spaghetti.None
Peter Rockwood of
Rockwood and Perry
Fine Wines & Spirits

Hastings-on-Hudson (914) 478-1028
Buffet de la Gare
155 Southside Ave, Hastings-on Hudson
(914) 478-1671
1982 Lafite-Rothschild ($4,400). “This rich and intensely flavorful red wine goes well with the cassoulet”—a signature dish of Chef Gweanel Goulet.$30 per bottle (not permitted on Friday or Saturday)
Carol Todd of
Wine Geeks Armonk
Armonk (914) 273-9463
Sweet Grass Grill
24 Main St, Tarrytown
(914) 631-0000
Pierre-Yves Cloin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Les Champs-Gains Premier Cru 2007 ($87.99) “It goes well with the homemade ricotta gnocchi with asparagus, ramps, and sage.”$12 per bottle
Brian Maurice of
La Cave

Mamaroneck (914) 698-3802
Le Provencal Bistro
436 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck
(914) 777-2324
Domaine de Montille Volnay les Taillepieds ($95)”It’s great, especially with the coq au vin.”$30 per bottle
Mike Novak of
Cross River Wine Merchant
Cross River (914) 763-9463
Roger Sherman Inn
195 Oenoke Ridge,
New Canaan, CT
(203) 966-4541
Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet ($39.99) “This wine is a perfect match for the all-natural rib-eye steak served with a Cabernet sauce.”$15 per bottle